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Monday, June 26, 2006

Thank You Representative Ted Strickland (OH)

Pictured: Representative Ted Strickland (OH)
Representative Ted Strickland is one of the eight members of the House Health Subcommittee now cosponsoring the National Nurse Act of 2006. He is also a member of the House Nursing Caucus. Here is his statement on HR 4903:

I am proud to offer my support to the National Nurse Act of 2006. Establishing the Office of the National Nurse with H.R. 4309 is a strong step toward meeting some important goals, namely encouraging more individuals to enter this wonderful profession and promoting public health. The nursing shortage is critical, and the Office of the National Nurse will aid in recruiting new nurses as well as encouraging nurses to share their knowledge and experience by teaching in schools of nursing.

The importance of nursing cannot be overstated, and having the Office of the National Nurse will give nurses' priorities the national attention they deserve. I commend Rep. Capps for introducing this legislation.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, June 26, 2006  

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Blogger progressivegrannie 
I used to blog with you on DFA, and agreed with many of your ideas. As an RN, I am well aware of the many issues relating to healthcare. All in all, I think this is a great idea. The only other thing we need to do is unionize nurses so they can better demand improved working conditions not only for themselves but for their co-workers. Perhaps the "National Nurse" should also represent the allied health professions as well. They need a voice in government as well. We aren't making too many Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technicians or laboratory technicians, etc. Lord knows we will need all of these health care professionals to care for us baby boomers!